Am gasit un articol foarte interesant depsre incercari de incrucisari intre specii ale sinningiilor. http://www.gesneriadsociety.org/gleanings/DOCS/Gleanings2013.01.pdf
Pe pagina doi, se numeste: "Adventures in Hybridizing for Peloric Sunningias" de catre Ruth Coulson din Balcolyn, Australia.
Peloric inseamna cu florile in sus, adica privesc in sus, nu atarna.
Around twenty years ago a group to which I belong held a Gesneriad Display in a big lathcovered
fernery at a large nursery in the west of Sydney. It turned out to be a weekend of
the hottest conditions for many years.
It was noticeable that large soft flowers were most damaged by the hot dry conditions.
Large-flowered Achimenes and Sinningia speciosa flowers suffered most. Sinningias like
Sinningia cardinalis and its different forms, Sinningia iarae and Sinningia glazioviana,
suffered very little damage. I decided right then not to grow too many varieties of S.
speciosa but to concentrate on those that proved themselves tougher and more resilient. We
were already growing S. cardinalis 'Skydiver' and S. cardinalis 'George Kalmbacher'. I
wondered whether it was possible to breed from these to get plants with larger and more
open flowers that might not rival the size of S. speciosa varieties, but would at least be upfacing
and display their centers and
I worked on that sporadically for a
while, but since 2000 have done quite
a lot of hybridizing. I am not sure I
would have started on this path had I
realized just how many generations
would be needed. I am now up to
cross number 176 and still going.
Although I have mainly concentrated
on Sinningia species like S. cardinalis,
S. iarae, S. glazioviana and so on and
my own hybrids from them, from time
to time I cross out to other species to
introduce new characteristics. Such a
cross was to Sinningia globulosa. I
like the idea of this very hairy plant.
The initial plants from crossing a
peloric Sinningia with S. globulosa
were all zygomorphic and all orange
shades from pale apricot to quite
dark. All the plants were mighty
plants. Sinningia globulosa is
beautiful with its strong stems, bright
flowers and hairs covering all. I find it
needs plenty of light, preferring some
hours per day of direct sun, to keep
its stems sturdy. These initial hybrids
needed at least as much sun but still
grew very large. I finally retained
only a couple of them in pots. I do
have quite a few around the garden
where they do very well indeed. .....